CACHE in Medford: The Coalition for Arts, Culture, and a Healthy Economy comprises over 20 different cultural institutions in Medford, advocating for the arts and working together to make Medford a more vibrant place through events, projects, and collaborations with local businesses. CACHE runs a fantastic arts month and festival every fall and their Circle the Square festival in the summer. ArtsMedford is a long-time member of CACHE.
The Medford Arts Council is a chapter of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (see next entry for more about MCC). MAC consists of volunteers working to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in local public arts and cultural programming. Among other important activities, they distribute funds each fall from the State to various Medford groups doing art programming.
Massachusetts Cultural Council: A state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities, through grant programs, partnerships, and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.
West Medford Open Studios: Every spring Medford residents open their homes to 80+ artists for an incredible weekend of art within walking distance in one of Medford’s great neighborhoods, thanks to this wonderful organization.
Medford Community Coalition: A collaboration of concerned citizens, local organizations, and businesses working together to create and maintain a thriving community.
Arlington Center for the Arts: A great community arts center and a cornerstone for the local creative community.
The Gallery@57: A lovely retail and online shop in our next-door community Malden. Many ArtsMedford artists are represented there.
MASSCreative: A non-profit organization that works with Massachusetts arts & cultural institutions and working artists to advocate for the resources and support the arts & cultural community needs to build vibrant, creative, & equitable communities.